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   Prednisone

Prednisone
(oral) (tablet, Liquid)


Treats asthma, serious skin problems, arthritis, and allergic reactions.Belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids.

ALTERNATE NAMES

Prednisone Intensol, Deltasone, Sterapred, Prednicot, Sterapred DS


 
1.6 out of 5
Avg Consumer Rating 1.6 out of 5
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Prednisone
Prednisone Intensol, Deltasone, Sterapred, Prednicot, Sterapred DS
Uses
Treats asthma, serious skin problems, arthritis, and allergic reactions.Belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Do not freeze the oral liquid. Keep all medicine out of the reach of children.


How To Use
  • APPEARANCE: Tablet, Liquid. Your doctor will tell you how much to take and how often. Measure your oral liquid medicine with a clearly marked measuring spoon. If this medicine upsets your stomach, take it with food or milk.

Side Effects
  • Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: Skin rash Blurred vision Swelling of feet or legs or weight gain Muscle cramps or weakness Severe stomach pain Bloody vomit or blood in stools Increased thirst or urination

Precautions
  • You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to prednisone or related drugs such as hydrocortisone, betamethasone, dexamethasone, or triamcinolone.
  • Before you take prednisone, make sure your doctor knows if you have peptic ulcers, tuberculosis (TB), or fungal infections.

Missed Dose
  • Prednisone can be given on many different schedules. If you miss a dose, talk with your doctor or pharmacist about the best time to take the missed dose.

Drug Interactions
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine. Talk with your doctor before taking prednisone if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, glaucoma, kidney disease, liver disease, an eye infection caused by herpes, or any other infections. Do not stop taking this medicine without first talking with your doctor.
  • You may need to take smaller and smaller doses before completely stopping this medicine. Avoid being around people with viral infections such as measles or chickenpox.
  • If you are exposed to these infections, check with your doctor as soon as possible.

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User Medicine Opinions for Prednisone
Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 17
Time Taken: 4 months days

Reason: Crohns disease Date: 1 October 2011
Side Effects
Well when I started taking this drug I coundnt sleep at night. It would make me restless.

Additional Thoughts
I don't like taking this drug at all in my opinion the side effects are wourse then the benefits.

Overall:1 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 43
Location: Spotsylvania, VA
Time Taken: 5 days

Reason: I took Prednisone for so many years, that it caused me to get Osteonecrosis of the knee. I have had 5 knee surgeries; including TKR IN 2003. i AM NOW 43 Date: 18 February 2011
Side Effects
Bloating, joint pain. Knee pain. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde comes out.

Additional Thoughts
I hate this stuff will all my heart. I just went back on it for throat swelling , from allergies.

Overall:3 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 40
Location: DC
Time Taken: 11 days

Reason: wheezing Date: 25 October 2009
Side Effects
appetite increase, mild tummy aches

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